What does building mean?

Definitions for building
ˈbɪl dɪŋbuild·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word building.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. building, edificenoun

    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

    "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

  2. construction, buildingnoun

    the act of constructing something

    "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

  3. construction, buildingnoun

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

  4. buildingnoun

    the occupants of a building

    "the entire building complained about the noise"

Wiktionary

  1. buildingnoun

    The act or process of building.

    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.

  2. buildingnoun

    A closed structure with walls and a roof.

    My sister lives in that apartment building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Building

    of Build

  2. Buildingnoun

    the act of constructing, erecting, or establishing

  3. Buildingnoun

    the art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture

  4. Buildingnoun

    that which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc

Freebase

  1. Building

    In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the term building refers to one of the following: ⁕Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or ⁕An act of construction In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified. Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat and the outside. Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. building

    The work of constructing ships, as distinguished from naval architecture, which may rather be considered as the art or theory of delineating ships on a plane. The pieces by which this complicated machine is framed, are joined together in various places by scarfing, rabbeting, tenanting, and scoring.

Editors Contribution

  1. building

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The building was open plan and loved by everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #596

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Written Corpus Frequency: #679

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Nouns Frequency: #142

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of building in a Sentence

  1. Angela Underwood Jacobs:

    Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.

  2. Greg Barker:

    We are seeking an extension of the general license to allow us the time to put together the remaining building blocs in order to present a finalised proposal to the U.S. government by mid summer.

  3. Cory BookerBooker:

    That's what it will take to win next sprint and then to beat Donald Trump in the fall, i'm prepared to do that, I'm building a campaign to do that, and I'm the only one in this race who has proven I can do that.

  4. David McCarthy:

    I was standing at an angle from the building and I could see the texture of the stucco on the front of the building, you could see the vertical wooden supports through the stucco and I looked at the picture and they were in the exactly the same place. I was amazed. That clinched it.

  5. Shen Chunlei:

    I paid to renovate and manage an old, poorly maintained building that barely had been laid eyes on, and everybody found fault with me.

Images & Illustrations of building

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Translations for building

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  • gebouAfrikaans
  • دار, بِنَايَةٌ, مَبنى, بناءArabic
  • bina, tikmə, tikinti, inşaatAzerbaijani
  • дом, буды́нак, будаўні́цтваBelarusian
  • дом, изгра́ждане, къ̀ща, граде́ж, зда́ние, сгра́да, строи́телство, постро́йкаBulgarian
  • ভবনBengali
  • ཁང་པTibetan Standard
  • construcció, edificiCatalan, Valencian
  • stavba, budování, dům, výstavba, budovaCzech
  • adeilad, adeiladuWelsh
  • bygning, byggeri, opførelseDanish
  • Bau, Bauen, GebäudeGerman
  • κτίριο, κτίσμα, οικοδομή, δόμησηGreek
  • konstruado, konstruaĵoEsperanto
  • edificación, construcción, edificioSpanish
  • ehitama, hooneEstonian
  • eraikin, eraikinaBasque
  • ساختمون, بنا, ساختمان, عمارتPersian
  • rakennus, rakentaminen, rakennustaitoFinnish
  • bâtiment, immeuble, construction, édificeFrench
  • foirgneamhIrish
  • togalach, togailScottish Gaelic
  • edificioGalician
  • મકાનGujarati
  • בניין, בנייהHebrew
  • निर्माण, इमारत, भवनHindi
  • batiman, bildingHaitian Creole
  • épület, felépítés, építés, építkezésHungarian
  • շենք, շինարարությունArmenian
  • konstruksi, pembangunan, bangunan, gedungIndonesian
  • edificoIdo
  • byggingIcelandic
  • costruzione, edificazione, palazzo, edificioItalian
  • ビルディング, 建築, 建設, 建造, ビル, 建物Japanese
  • შენება, შენობაGeorgian
  • үй, ғимаратKazakh
  • អាគារKhmer
  • 建設, 건물, 建物, 건설, 빌딩Korean
  • بیناکردن, بیناKurdish
  • куруу, конструкциялоо, үй, чогултуу, салуу, жасоо, имарат, курулуш, кураштыруу, тургузуу, конструкция, көтөрүүKyrgyz
  • constructio, aedificiumLatin
  • GebaiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຕຶກ, ການກໍ່ສ້າງLao
  • pastatas, statyba, statinysLithuanian
  • celšana, ēka, celtne, būvēšanaLatvian
  • и́зградба, дом, ку́ќа, зда́ние, згра́даMacedonian
  • барьсан зүйл, барилгаMongolian
  • pembinaan, pembangunan, bangunanMalay
  • biniMaltese
  • တိုက်အိမ်Burmese
  • भवनNepali
  • bouwen, bouw, gebouwDutch
  • konstruere, bygge, bygningNorwegian
  • dom, budować, budynek, budowaPolish
  • جوړول, ماڼۍPashto, Pushto
  • edificação, prédio, edifício, construçãoPortuguese
  • construire, clădire, edificiu, edificareRomanian
  • зда́ние, дом, стро́йка, строе́ние, констру́кция, строи́тельство, постро́йкаRussian
  • भवन, निर्माणSanskrit
  • dȍm, згра̏да, zgrȁda, kȕća, izgrádnja, зда́ње, гра́дња, grádnja, ку̏ћа, изгра́дња, до̏м, zdánjeSerbo-Croatian
  • stavba, dom, budovaSlovak
  • hiša, stavba, zgradba, gradnjaSlovene
  • ndërtesaAlbanian
  • bygge, hus, byggnad, byggande, byggnation, byggnadsverksamhetSwedish
  • jengo, jengaSwahili
  • கட்டிடம்Tamil
  • భవంతి, కట్టడము, కట్టుబడిTelugu
  • бино, иморатTajik
  • อาคาร, ตึกThai
  • ymarat, binaTurkmen
  • gusaliTagalog
  • inşa, inşaat, binaTurkish
  • дім, спору́да, буди́нок, будівни́цтвоUkrainian
  • تعمیر, بھون, عمارتUrdu
  • qirilish, binoUzbek
  • toà nhàVietnamese
  • bum, bumot, bumam, bumotilem, bumotem, bumotilVolapük
  • 建造Chinese

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    • A. motile
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